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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


Ship 14- Division 290
  • Ridgeway, OH
  • United States

Ship 14- Division 290's Friends

  • Catsmom
  • ProudNavyGrandma
  • Mama Jill
  • Bayou girl
  • aoGIRL93
  • MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola
  • Tammy AO Mom
  • ModestoAngel (IT/ATF Pensacola)
  • Barb(Ship9Div288)
  • happyfeet(ship 09/Div 288)
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  • diannep

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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:42am on September 12, 2012, Tammy AO Mom said…

Hi ship 14 my son has been at pcola since July 14th. He waited 3 weeks for School to start. This I am being told is not so bad. He was set to graduate on the 13th of this month. This is not the case though. He has been delayed until the 17th. Then the hold on the hard copies for placement. He has been told he will be here in Lemoore. But I have also been told this can change. We are being told at least a 3 week hold. Good thing is they are being paid, and enjoying the beaches. I have been trying to learn to be patient with all of this. I have learned nothing is ever set in stone. Good luck and enjoy the PIR.

At 11:20am on September 1, 2012, MamaLamaDingDong: AO/Pensacola said…
Anita, my internet is down, and I'm having trouble responding to personal messages. Not sure if this is posting on your wall or as a message so I'm going to be cryptic in my response! The latest word from a SR to her mom, is it will be a day earlier than the first day we were given. However, we don't know if that info came from their RDC's or if it was her own "calendar" reckoning. If that is the case, she may not have taken in the holiday and the need to get all of the PIR groups from the grad class that week thru. So.... Kind of up in the air. Julie
At 2:47pm on August 16, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our
Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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